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Your passion, your story – the only limit is your imagination.
My name is Oak, like a tree. I'm a Film Chaplain, Film Director, Youtuber, and Food Influencer. I use film to help people grow in their understanding of life and themselves. My goal is to use my work to create a more compassionate world.
If you're searching for a way to share your story with the world, I would be honored to help you. Together, we can create something extraordinary.
Fast-track to knowing me 👋
- 🎥 I earned a degree in Film Production, focusing on Cinematography, from California State University of Northridge and further honed my skills at Los Angeles City College for eight years, graduating in 2019.
- 🇹🇭 I'm originally from Pathum Thani, a province near Bangkok, Thailand. English wasn't my first language, but I moved to the United States with my family in 2011 when I was 17.
- 🍣 During my studies, I worked as a busboy, server, bartender, and sushi chef in the restaurant industry. My cooking video went viral during the pandemic, leading me to create my Facebook page, Oak's World.
- 🎶 My love for music began with my high school ska band, Hippy Theory, where I was the lead singer despite having no prior musical knowledge. You can find my current songs on Spotify here.
- 🥘 In 2020, I collaborated with Spekulor and the Thai Town Council of Los Angeles to create a story, film, edit, and even compose music. EaterLA featured an article about our project. I visited over 38 restaurants, deepening my love for Thai food. My all-time favorite childhood dish is Omelette with Sticky Rice.
- ✈️ Born and raised in Thailand's vibrant culture and hot weather, I dream of exploring diverse places like Alaska, Hawaii, India, and Japan to experience their unique cultures and climates. I'm also intrigued by different Buddhist sects.
- 🎬 Influential art film directors like Stanley Kubrick, Wong Kar Wai, Wes Anderson, Christopher Nolan, and John Cassavetes inspire me, along with contemporary YouTubers like Gary Vee, Dan Koe, and Wolfcrow.
- 🚿 Since March 2022, I've committed to taking cold showers regardless of the weather, which surprisingly led me to quit coffee and weed.
- ☮️ My ordination as a Buddhist monk in 2013 instilled a sense of peace-seeking. I often incorporate Buddhist philosophy into my artwork.
- 🎙 My ultimate goal is to achieve financial freedom for my family and make a positive impact in the competitive city of Los Angeles. In 2023, I aim to clear my debt and become a speaker at Ted Talk.
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